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Sandra Diamond Fox

Community Reporter

Sandra Diamond Fox has been a journalist since 2005, working for The News-Times and The Redding Pilot prior to coming to the Daily Voice. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Stony Brook University and a Master's degree in publishing from Pace University. She married with four teenage children and is a competitive runner and avid exerciser.

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  1. New Chimes At Bethel Church Pay Musical Tributes To Those With Addiction

    New Chimes At Bethel Church Pay Musical Tributes To Those With Addiction

    BETHEL, Conn. — Every hour on the hour, a beautiful sound can be heard coming from the United Methodist Church in Bethel — it's the sound of the newly installed chimes in the bell tower.The chimes pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to addiction — and to those who still struggle with the problem.“The chimes do a Westminster ring on the hour. And at noon and 6 p.m., they play ...

  2. Danbury Loses A Landmark As Deep's Hardware Closes For Good

    Danbury Loses A Landmark As Deep's Hardware Closes For Good

    DANBURY, Conn. — Deep's Hardware, a landmark in Danbury for nearly 30 years, has closed its doors for good.Deep's Hardware was bustling with customers Friday who were taking advantage of sales of 40 percent off.The last sale was made at 5 p.m., as owner Jack Deep began his retirement.One of the final shoppers was Danbury resident Michael Wright. "I've been coming in this store ...

  3. What Will It Become? Ridgefield Razes Eyesore, But Lot Sits Vacant

    What Will It Become? Ridgefield Razes Eyesore, But Lot Sits Vacant

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The possibilities are endless. But the lot at 28 Catoonah St. in Ridgefield, where the former Cumming house was torn down, still stands empty.Kathy McGroddy-Goetz, who lives on Catoonah Street, said she hopes something pretty is put on the property, which is next to the post office."I'd like to see something attractive where people can gather, walk around and ...

  4. Time To Party: Julliano's In Bethel First Year In Business With Free Buffet

    Time To Party: Julliano's In Bethel First Year In Business With Free Buffet

    BETHEL, Conn. — Julliano’s Authentic Italian Cuisine in Bethel is turning one year old — and wants to celebrate with a big party.For its first anniversary, on Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m., the restaurant will serve up a free buffet and live music."We are having this celebration because I really want to thank all my loyal customers. They made it happen," said owner Julio Cevallos, a ...

  5. Ridgefield Thrift Shop Grows As It Goes To New Location

    Ridgefield Thrift Shop Grows As It Goes To New Location

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — You're never too old to move — or to grow. The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, which has been in business for 80 years, will take over a new location in May that is two-and-a-half times its current size.The shop, currently at 15 Catoonah St., will be moving into a 5,000-square-foot space at 21 Governor St."We have run out of storage space. We also want to provide easier ...

  6. Danbury Store Closing As Radio Shack Files For Bankruptcy

    Danbury Store Closing As Radio Shack Files For Bankruptcy

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two Radio Shack stores in Fairfield County will be closing their doors soon as the company shuts down over 550 locations as part of its most recent bankruptcy plans. The two area locations set to close are located at: 1 Padanaram Road, in the North Street Shopping Center, Danbury; and2071 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. The company has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter ...

  7. Pushups On A Bike? Newtown's Boostcycle Offers Upper Body Workout

    Pushups On A Bike? Newtown's Boostcycle Offers Upper Body Workout

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — When most people think of cycling, they think of a great workout — for their lower body.Yet Boostcycle — a 1-year-old indoor cycling studio on South Main Street in Newtown — gives a full upper body workout as well as a lower one.“We're not like a traditional spin class," said Tatiana Mehmeti of Danbury, who owns the studio with her husband, Valdrin Mehmeti. The ...

  8. Owner Of Michele's Pies In Norwalk Learned Recipe For Success From Grandma

    Owner Of Michele's Pies In Norwalk Learned Recipe For Success From Grandma

    NORWALK, Conn. — Michele Stuart — owner of Michele’s Pies in Norwalk — learned how to cook from her grandmother, Louise.But there was one problem.“She was an Italian grandma.  She never wrote anything down,” said Stuart, who grew up in Stamford. “So, I had to physically write all her recipes out.”It was well worth it: Michele’s Pies will this year celebrate its 10-year anniversary.The ...

  9. Danbury Writer Shows High Schoolers How To Ace The College Essay

    Danbury Writer Shows High Schoolers How To Ace The College Essay

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury writer Kristin Wolfe, an adjunct professor of English, is teaching a workshop to help juniors and seniors with the essays for their college applications."Amidst a sea of test scores, grades and activity data, the essay is where you really get to demonstrate who you are and what you have to offer," Wolfe said. "Sign up for a six-week workshop to ...

  10. Westport Flips For New Donut Crazy At Train Station

    Westport Flips For New Donut Crazy At Train Station

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Metro-North commuters and area residents alike had a reason to cheer Friday as Donut Crazy officially threw open its doors at the Westport Train Station at about dawn.    Donut Crazy has developed a cult following across Fairfield County for its enormous doughnuts and unusual flavor combos. On opening day, Gabby Jordan of Stamford had her hands full with a Nutella ...

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